Cary D. Wintz

Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance

“Although this important cultural history contains details about the lives, careers and achievements of Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and many other black American writers of the 1920s and 1930s, it examines the Harlem Renaissance more as a social and intellectual movement, in a new urban setting, within the framework of earlier black social, literary and intellectual history, as well as its connections with Garveyism and other political alternatives. The study also shows how it related to black critics such as Alain Locke and Sterling Brown and to Carl Van Vechten and other members of the white literary establishment. According to Wintz, professor of history at Texas Southern University, the movement was primarily a state of mind or attitude rather than a common political, social or literary ideology or philosophy, a sense of community, ‘a feeling that they were all part of the same endeavor.’”
--Publishers Weekly

Selected Works

This collection of original essays explores the long hisory of African American candidates for the presidency or vice-presidency. Each chapter takes the story one step further, culminating with Barack Obama's victory in 2008, (with Bruce Glasrud).
An amazing collection of essays that that fundamentally reshapes our understanding of an area of creativity and change that is usually seen through the lens of New York by recasting ourscholarly sights westward, (with Bruce Glasrud).
An intriguing Harlem Renaissance study combining sound and text to bring to life Harlem and its artists.
A pioneering study of Harlem and the literary movement that emerged there in the early 20th century.
The words and thoughts of four dominant African Americans: Washington, Du Bois Garvey, Randolph.